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CBS
Nov 25, 2012 6:00am PST
that kills his family and most of the animalsen route from india to zoos in north america. it's a promise that will make us believe in god. but do we believe in pi? i won't reveal any secrets, but the look of the scenes on that life boat tells you much. it isn't real. but it isn't fake. it's in between. transdentally in between. in a realm in which the colors grow a little more brightly and the sea is a mirror in which clouds above mingle with fish below. it's in 3-d in some theaters. i don't care if you're sick of the surcharge and it gives you headaches, see it like that and be drawn into its unique reality. >> i would have died by now. reporter: that tiger, because of a bureaucratic mix-up, has the human name richard parker. but it isn't... hold on, i need to say this way -- anthropomorphasized. however much it learns to tolerate pi, it's an animal. awesome and deadly. as in the book by juan martell the teen-aged pi longs for a sign from god, any god, cristian, hindu, muslim. but the true higher power of life of pi is abstract. it's story telling. something soul-killing has taken place
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 10:30am EST
foreign competition in china and india getting ahead of us. is the model we have in place for teaching our kids that was built in the industrial age sufficient for the information age? is the curriculum in place sufficient for the 21st century to develop new businesses to bring the economy forward? >> that is a softball question. [laughter] no. when we built as education system, summers were also taken work on farms. it was a compromise with farmers. that is why we have the schedule. when we put that system in place, there were no cars, planes, were electric lights. computers, on and on. the bottom line is we have an over allegiance to the system based on the stock to a. -- based on nostalgia. my mother went to the school. my grandmother went to the school. you cannot close the school. 95% students were failing and parents were still fighting for the school. i ask them and they said, my grandmother went to the school. i would say, the grandmother passed? your kids are not passing. [laughter] i believe in sentimentality, nostalgic, and preserving neighborhood icons. if you are failing 95% o
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